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Jun 14

Going There: The Chicago Freedom Movement: Then and Now

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Date June 14, 2016
Time 7 PM - 10 PM


Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

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Join weekend host of All Things Considered host Michel Martin for an evening of conversation, storytelling and performance around the Chicago Freedom Movement as it was fifty years ago, and as it stands today.

In 1966, Martin Luther King Jr. came to Chicago to help lead the Civil Rights Movement in a new direction: fighting segregated housing and economic inequality in the North. King moved into a slum apartment on Chicago’s West Side, connecting with local leaders and citizens to confront the systemic racism that gripped the city. Five decades later, we’ll hear from those who were on the front lines, as well as from a new generation of activists and artists who are writing the next chapter of civil rights history in Chicago. The past and future of the city’s search for equality and respect across racial lines will be explored through rich dialogue and lively music. Michel will be joined on stage by...
Malcolm London
Performer, activist, and poet

Jack Macnamara
Visiting scholar at the Center for Urban Research and Learning at Loyola University Chicago

Beryl Satter
Professor and author

Tania Unzueta
Co-founder and Organizer of Chicago's Immigrant Youth Justice League

and Performances by
Chicago Children’s Choir
Young Chicago Authors

It's the latest in the NPR event series, Michel Martin: Going There, and will be produced in partnership with member station WBEZ. Join the conversation on Twitter with #NPRChicagoFreedom and at @NPRMichel.

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